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Interim notes on the South African local elections

Our Co-editor SJ Cooper-Knock shared some early thoughts on the local election results in South Africa. This post was written on Saturday morning, more...

Exclusive: Transcript of Head to Head with Odinga

Democracy in Africa's very own Nic Cheeseman was part of the panel that interviewed the former Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, for Al Jazeera's flagship...

#GambiaRising: Big protests rock the small nation

Our co-editor, SJ Cooper-Knock, takes a look at the protests erupting in the Gambia over the past few weeks. Could this be the beginning of...

Noor Nieftagodien on #FeesMustFall

Prof Noor Nieftagodien provides fantastic historical context to the #FeesMustFall protests in South Africa. This talk was part of a digital panel on activism...

Camalita Naicker on Activism and the Academy

Camalita Naicker speaks to us about student activism at the University-Currently-Known-As Rhodes University as part of the Centre of African Studies' conference on Decolonizing...

Decolonizing the Academy: A digital panel

This week, the University of Edinburgh's Centre of African Studies is hosting the 'Decolonizing the Academy' conference. As part of this conference we are...

Rwanda: Liberation by numbers?

Our co-editor, SJ Cooper-Knock takes a look at Rwanda, which is often praised for leading the way on women's representation in parliament. What do the...

Decolonising the Academy: call for papers

This year's conference at the Centre of African Studies at the University of Edinburgh will be on the theme of 'Decolonising the Academy'. This is...

Women, Empowerment and Employment

The Bigger Picture Project at the University of Edinburgh has teamed up with Democracy in Africa to bring you videos from practitioners in international development...

All I want for Christmas: A decolonised university

In solidarity with the struggles for just, inclusive, and accessible education across the globe this year we produced a 'Decolonising the University' reading list...